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Dublin: 14 °C Friday 9 December, 2016

#Road Safety

# road-safety - Thursday 1 December, 2016

This heartbreaking video should stop drink drivers in their tracks this Christmas

The parents of Ciarán Treacy remember the worst day of their lives – as do all who attended the four-year-old’s tiny body.

# road-safety - Monday 28 November, 2016

Do I need to put winter tyres on my car?

Winter tyres are mandatory in some European countries, but not in Ireland.

# road-safety - Monday 21 November, 2016

Man (30s) killed after car leaves road and overturns

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the single car collision.

# road-safety - Friday 18 November, 2016

Almost one in five road death victims in 2013 tested positive for illegal drugs

Prescription medication almost as common as alcohol in road deaths, according to RSA report.

Poll: Should penalty points be increased for using a phone while driving? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should penalty points be increased for using a phone while driving?

The RSA says increased penalty points have resulted in changes in the behaviour of drivers.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# road-safety - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Father of man killed in car crash: "Please, please slow down"

“Families have had enough heartache.”

# road-safety - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Driver caught doing 216km/hour in 100km zone N7

Driver caught doing 216km/hour in 100km zone

The driver was arrested and the car seized as it had no insurance.

# road-safety - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Drivers warned of dangers of darker evenings, as clocks go back by an hour tonight

Summertime officially ends at 2am overnight tonight.

# road-safety - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Eight road deaths in four days: Are garda numbers and the housing crisis making things worse?

The Road Safety Authority is worried about an increasing trend.

# road-safety - Monday 24 October, 2016

Drunk driver arrested after cutting in front of patrol car while holding mobile phone

The car had no tax or insurance and gardaí found empty alcohol bottles and cans in it.

# road-safety - Monday 10 October, 2016

Gardaí arrest motorcyclist caught doing 218km/hour in Limerick

The man will appear in court later this month.

# road-safety - Thursday 6 October, 2016

European award for Cork woman who lost family in crash with suicidal driver

Twomey lost her husband, infant son and unborn daughter when a suicidal driver hit their car during a holiday in Torquay, England, four years ago.

# road-safety - Monday 3 October, 2016

Alcohol a factor in almost one third of fatal motorcycle crashes

Speed also played a role in half of crashes where someone died.

# road-safety - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Video: ESB pole flattened as hay bales tumble from truck in Ardee

A truck shed its load of hay bales causing damage to Bridge Street in Ardee yesterday morning.

# road-safety - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Lollipop men and women are to be fitted with hidden cameras

A pilot scheme is taking place in Mayo and Kildare.

# road-safety - Monday 12 September, 2016

QUIZ: How Well Do You Remember The Rules of the Road?

Buckle up – we’re going to tell you.

The 7 tips you need for driving in wet weather

Essential driving advice to help keep you and other road users safe when the roads get wet.

# road-safety - Thursday 8 September, 2016

Questions on drink driving will be added to the driver theory test

Between 2008 and 2012, alcohol was a factor in 38% of fatal collisions, claiming the lives of 286 people.

# road-safety - Monday 5 September, 2016

Car tip: Keep kids safe for the school run by using the right seat

Stay on the right side of the law and keep your precious cargo safe by using the correct restraint system.

Poll: Should cycling be part of the school curriculum? Your Say This post contains a poll

# road-safety - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Gardaí catch learner driver doing 159km/hour in Limerick

The driver was unaccompanied, not displaying L-plates, and had no tax or insurance.

# road-safety - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Gardaí stop to help driver with flat tyre ... end up impounding car That Escalated Quickly This post contains images

Gardaí stop to help driver with flat tyre ... end up impounding car

The driver had no insurance, no NCT certificate or no tax.

# road-safety - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Gardaí warn people not to play Pokémon Go while driving

Put down the phone.

# road-safety - Monday 18 July, 2016

Car tip: Lighting up during the day saves lives

Research shows that using your lights during the day reduces the risk of collisions.

# road-safety - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Should there be a 30km per hour speed limit in more residential areas?

Dublin City Council wants to know what you think.

# road-safety - Monday 11 July, 2016

Major anti-drinking driving blitz launched as road deaths jump 15% in a year

A total of 87 people have died on the roads so far this year, 10 more than in 2015.

# road-safety - Friday 17 June, 2016

Five points of advice for football fans planning on having a drink tomorrow

The Road Safety Authority is warning that “almost half of pedestrians killed on our roads have consumed alcohol”.

# road-safety - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Driver survives serious crash after losing control in heavy rain

Gardaí have asked motorists to slow down.

# road-safety - Friday 10 June, 2016

Victims support group angry at decision to delay farmer's driving ban to give him time to find a ‘nice woman’

Noel O’Callaghan, vice-chairperson of the Irish Road Victims Association, said the decision sent out “all the wrong signals to people”.

# road-safety - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Think taking hands-free calls while driving is safe? Think again

New research says driving while talking on a hands-free device can be as distracting as using a hand-held phone.

# road-safety - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Australia is putting traffic lights on the ground for pedestrians glued to their phones

The initiative is to be trialled in an attempt to drive down the road death toll.

# road-safety - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Ireland's drunk drivers will leave siblings to die and move bodies to avoid arrest

The Road Safety Authority is urging people not to get behind the wheel after drinking this weekend.

# road-safety - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Alcohol was a factor in 330 fatal road collisions in four years

There were 983 fatal collisions on Irish roads between 2008 and 2012.

# road-safety - Friday 27 May, 2016

Hundreds of excessive speeders caught by gardaí on 'Slow Down Day'

The enforcement operation will continue until tomorrow morning.

# road-safety - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Man (21) jailed for three months after being caught driving 208km per hour

He was also fined €1,000 and disqualified from driving for four years.

# road-safety - Friday 6 May, 2016

New lap record and world's most powerful diesel SUV is coming to Ireland

Here’s all the car-related news you need to know this week – including a powerhouse SUV and a scorching hot hatch.

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